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[League] B2O Blancpain Sprint Series - 2018 Season 1 Week 11 - February 23, 2018

Discussion in 'iRacing Forum' started by Skid_Marc_, Feb 20, 2018.

  1. Skid_Marc_

    Skid_Marc_ Staff Member Admin

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    Just two weeks remain in season one of the B2O Blancpain Sprint Series!

    This week, we are headed to the Oultan Park International w/out Brittens! Unfortunately, this track doesn't get much love from iRacing, but it is probably one of the best UK tracks on the service! The track features 14 turns crammed into just over 4.3 km (2.7 miles). Visability can be an issue at this track due to sudden elevation changes, and blind corners hidden by trees. Today, the track sees most of it's action from the British Touring Cars Championship, GT Championship, Superbike Championship, and F3.

    The layout used by iRacing this week leaves out "Brittens", a small chicane leading onto the back-stretch, but leaves in "Hislop", the chicane at the end of the back-stretch. Chicanes at Oultan are marked with large tyre barries. Unlike GRC, these tyre barriers probably won't budge, so be sure to steer clear!


    League Format:

    League consists of 3 sessions as follows:
    1. Open Qualify Session: Full Fuel - 7:30 PM EST (60 minutes). Drivers must record a clean lap within 103% of the fastest recorded lap time. Those who cannot do so are placed at the tail end of the field for the Qualify Race.
    2. Qualify Race (Inverse Grid "Opt In"): Full Fuel - 8:30 PM EST (30 minutes = 10 minute Warm Up + 20 minute Sprint Race). "Opt In" Inverse Grid based off results from Open Qualifier. Drivers outside of the 103% rule are automatically placed at the tail end of the field. (No Pit Stop)
    3. Main Race (Grid determined by Qualify Race): Full Fuel - 9:10 PM EST (60 minutes = 10 minute Warm Up + 50 minute Race). Grid is set by results from Qualify Race. One Pit Stop is required for tires only at the 25 minute mark.
    Pit Window: 5 minutes in duration. Drivers must pit for tires within this window or incur a penalty. Pit Stop is only required in the Main Race.

    Fast Repair: One fast repair is available. If taken outside of Pit Window Driver must perform a drive through penalty within Pit Window.

    Scoring:

    Championship Standings

    What makes Band of Others League unique is our ongoing commitment to provide scoring options that allow Drivers of all pace to score well.

    All bonuses (and penalties) are geared toward rewarding people for clean driving and participation.

    Scoring is % based on number of laps completed. All Drivers must complete 90% of the Leaders laps to achieve maximum points.

    Qualify Race Scoring: Positions 1 - 10 score. First place scores 10 points for race win with each lesser position scoring less one point. Race winner is also afforded 1 bonus point for race win.

    Main Race Scoring: Race winner is scored 50 points + 1 bonus point, all positions following are scored -1 point from the previous position.

    Bonuses: Qualify and Main Race only.
    • + 1 point for Race winner.
    • + 3 points for Race finish.
    • + 5 points for Race finish with 0 incident points.
    • + 10 points for 8 Race participation (proposed) Test Season Only
    • + 10 points for 16 Race participation (proposed) Test Season Only
    • + 25 points for referring a friend (proposed) Test Season Only. NOTE: Both Driver and friend MUST complete 8 Race minimum for either to score bonus.
    Penalties:
    • - 3 points for every 10 incidents.
    • Car contact resulting in loss of control (drive through penalty).

    NOTE: All drive through penalties MUST be served within 3 laps of offence.

    Open Setups:

    If you have a good setup please post it here.

    If you are unwilling or unable to share your setup with other League Drivers then you are not permitted to use it during League events.

    Car Selection:

    All Drivers have until Week 4 to test different cars and still be scored in League.

    Starting Week 5 you must commit to one car for the remainder of the Season else you will not score points.

    After Week 5, you are allowed to change your car at any time in the season, but you will forfeit any points scored in a race not completed in your Week 5 car.

    Track Selection:

    B2O Blancpain Sprint Series attempts to follow the official iRacing Blancpain Sprint Series for its seasonal schedule. However, we may hold a poll offering track/layout changes due to the following conditions:
    • Our ongoing commitment to encourage close and competitive racing means we may offer a shorter version of a race track to keep the cars closer together. For example if the official series is at "Suzuka - Grand Prix" Layout, we may offer the choice to run the "Suzuka - East" or "Suzuka - West" layouts to keep the cars closer together.
    • Some tracks are disliked or not owned by a large portion of the community so we may fall back on a community favorite.
    • IMPORTANT: The Official iRacing BSS track of that week will ALWAYS be the Default track for the B2O Blancpain Sprint Series. This track will ALWAYS be included as Polling Option #1.
    See you on the track :)
     
  2. Noodleguitar

    Noodleguitar Moderator

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    I had some time on monday night so I planned to race in the Audi given the current BoP. I discovered two things however:
    1) It is not Bathurst this week, and
    2) Old Audi setups don't really seem to work anymore.

    After discovering the above things I figured I would race anyway because of the challenge. After about 45 minutes of adjusting my setup instead of really practicing before the race I was not fast at all (starting P12 I think as the #1 car). Then, after not too many laps I drove off the track in the sweeping left like an idiot, straight into the tires at minus 124 iRating.
     
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  3. SavreticD

    SavreticD Core

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    Yup, it is like that for me,I'm still faster in Merc than in Audi.

    I think its just practice,basically I'm not driving mid-engine cars at all, same as you I think
     
  4. Deb

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    Well, new BOP today, release notes say Merc with get 2.5+ downforce!

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. SavreticD

    SavreticD Core

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    I just hope that they will get it right, just to see different cars on grid, that is nice, this is more important line for me, seems they took more serious now

    - This is the final GT3 BoP before the start of the 2018 GT3 WCS. Please be aware that, unlike past seasons, we will monitor performance as the season progresses, and will make further, in-season BoP adjustments if necessary.
     
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  6. Duke

    Duke Staff Member Site Admin

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    Can someone else please host the Sessions tonight?

    My apologies but this week is a complete wash for me because of work. I should be back to schedule next week.
     
  7. Skid_Marc_

    Skid_Marc_ Staff Member Admin

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    Yep, it will be taken care of! Make sure you're taking care of yourself! Sounds rough out there... :/
     
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  8. Duke

    Duke Staff Member Site Admin

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    Thanks Marc.

    I just needed this week to get up to speed on a lot of stuff so when I get home I'm completely burned out. It's just not an environment that lends itself well to streaming or TS.
     
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  9. SavreticD

    SavreticD Core

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    I just don't know what to do,I don't like Merc at all.The suspension is so weird, faster without bump stops but the car is just weird, not sure how to explain.Pogo effect seems worst than before with bump stops.....Lol sad day for me.Other cars...I don't know, I liked Merc and that was it
     
  10. Kinger

    Kinger Core

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    Sorry for missing so many races lately folks. Between my son having basketball practices on the last few Friday evenings (season about to end luckily) and my new found enjoyment of learning the A-10C in DCS 2.5, I've been outta the racing mode. Hope to get back in perhaps next season.........
     
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  11. Deb

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    Guys, I have a Ross Bentley Racecraft Webinar that I am doing tonight so will likely miss Practice Pals depending on what time that ends.
     

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